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the ROTOGRAPH July 2008

Our 88th year

Carlisle Rotary Club District 7390 P.O. Box 301, Carlisle, PA 17013 Organized May 1, 1921 www.carlislerotary.org

“Service Above Self” Rotary International Officers 2008-2009 President of Rotary International D.K. Lee District Governor District 7390 Benjamin A. Hoover II, M.D. Group “A” Clubs Carlisle Carlisle Sunrise Dillsburg Mechanicsburg Mech. North Shippensburg West Shore

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OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2008-2009 (Board meets at 11:00 a.m. on second Thursday) President President-Elect Vice President Treasurer Asst. Treasurer Secretary Past President RI Foundation Chair Director Emeritus 2006-2009 2006-2009 2006-2009 2007-2010 2007-2010 2008-2011 2008-2011

JUAN L. GARCIA-TUNON JEFF CONWAY BONNIE BERK CHARLES NEBEL, JR. HAROLD GIBB DAVE TWINING MIKE CROSS JAMES SHEYA STUART KINES GAYLE CHRISTMAN CAROL FOX BILL VON IDERSTEIN BILL BLANKMEYER BOB GERARD SANDY MUSSER NORM SMITH

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Dates to Remember

July 2008

Jul. 3rd

Roast Beef Dinner Lamberton Middle School, 3:00-7:00 PM

Jul. 25th

Christmas in July

Sep. 22nd

Club Golf Outing Carlisle Country Club

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the ROTARY CLUB OF CARLISLE PROGRAMS

ROTOGRAPH COMMITTEE Ryan Heishman Bonnie Berk

Bonnie Berk Chair Programs Committee July 3rd — ROAST BEEF DINNER July 10th SPEAKER & PROGRAM: Joyce Levin, RN, MSN Interactive Educational Prevention Program on Prostate INVOCATION: Ann-Marie Stouffer GREETERS: Fred Hefelfinger, Doug Heineman July 17h SPEAKER & PROGRAM: Tom Merlie Classification Talk INVOCATION: Charlie Stoup GREETERS: Ryan Heishman, Elaine Herstek

Rotary International News Dear fellow Rotarians, I wish that every Rotarian could have the opportunities to see Rotary in action that Joan and I have enjoyed over the past months. From India to France, Hong Kong to Brazil, the Philippines to Turkey, we witnessed Rotarians demonstrating, with great compassion and ingenuity, just how much Rotary Shares. We saw incredible disaster relief efforts in Pakistan and had the chance to inaugurate one of seven schools being built there with contributions by Rotarians. In India, we surveyed the impressive results of Rotarian tsunami recovery projects. In Brazil, we visited a school supported by the Foundation of São Paulo Rotarians that offers academic and vocational education as well as a program for the hearing impaired. And we felt very proud when we saw what Houston Rotarians have done in establishing a four-star hotel for patients and families visiting the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Another of the year’s highlights was our North July 2008

July 24th SPEAKER & PROGRAM: Stuart Malina Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra INVOCATION: Kathleen Stoup GREETERS: Chris Hoffman, Bill Hoffman July 31st SPEAKER & PROGRAM: Jacqueline L. Powell Strategies for Financial Success in Today’s Uncertain market INVOCATION: Denver Tuckey GREETERS: Bob Hollen, Tom Houf American membership conferences. These seven meetings drew many Rotarians eager to reverse the region’s downward trend in membership. They shared ideas and left energized to strengthen their clubs’ membership. Peace conferences provided another source of great inspiration for Rotarians, who met in Bulgaria, India, Kenya, and Turkey to discuss the obstacles to peace in each of these regions and consider how Rotary clubs can offer practical solutions. In Canada and France, Rotarians organized conferences around the theme Peace Is Possible, drawing participants from neighboring countries to offer a valuable international perspective. This month, we’ll come together in Los Angeles for another important Rotary meeting – our 2008 RI Convention. I hope that many of you will take advantage of this opportunity to experience a little of the international fellowship that I’ve been so privileged to enjoy as RI president. Throughout my travels this year, I met many people who congratulated me on Rotary’s work to eradicate polio and to improve the quality of life in some of the world’s poorest regions. I was especially struck by the words of Olafur Grimsson, the president of Iceland, who said to me: “Rotary has the right answer. Your organization includes men and women on an equal basis, and you have Page 2


members from many countries who represent every race, color, and creed. So what the world must do is have more Rotarians.” I couldn’t agree more. Thank you all for your great work. Joan and I will never forget the 2007-08 Rotary year. Wilfrid J. (Wilf) Wilkinson President, Rotary International

Club News President Juan’s Corner Reminders:…..July 3, our Annual Roast Beef Dinner, at Lamberton Middle School, 3:00-7:00 PM…all members expected to attend and help, and new members are part of the Clean-Up Committee…6:30PM or so….1/2 hour effort, at most. "Christmas in July”, chaired by Bets Clever, will take place July 25. Please stay after lunch on July 24 and help her committee box all the stuff to be donated the following day. And our Golf Outing at Carlisle Country Club is Sept. 22! I am honored to become your next Club President! It was exactly 6 years ago this week that Jim Sheya invited me here for lunch, and I've had a great time ever since. Many thanks, Jim! Many of us still believe this is the best way to attract possible new members. Bring a good friend to our Rotary lunch. Increasing membership is a key to continued Club success. July 2008

Many thanks to Past Presidents Mike Cross and Joan Dickinson, and all prior officers, who have helped bring the "Best Large Club in District 7390" banner to our Club. It is really a great job by the entire Club! It's a function of teamwork, by all members. I intend to keep that banner exactly in the same place. William "Tom" Leggett, Past Secretary, Past President and Four-Way Test Winner, passed away 2 weeks ago. Father Mark Scheneman did a great funeral service. May Tom RIP. Also, I regret to announce that Eve Weaver will be departing our Club. She will no longer be working at "Day's Inn", where she recently won national recognition. She's going to be in Gettysburg. She was our Club's "First Lady President", and most recently, Co-Chair of our Membership Committee. She will be missed. We have all enjoyed working with her in numerous other projects. I need a volunteer to be Chair for Christmas Lunch (or Dinner), and Valentine's Day event (with spouses). I hereby appoint Past President Joan Dickinson as Co-Chair of the Membership Committee, replacing Eve, as Joan is also our District 7390 Membership Committee representative. A few other announcements: * With the advice and support of various Past District Governors, our Club's Board has added our RI Foundation Committee Chairman (currently Jim Sheya) as an ex-officio member of our Board. The RI Foundation is a major part of our Club's functions. * You will notice a few additions to our new '08'09 Club Directory: A page with the "President's Goal's"; and a page with "08-09 Club Projects"; and a few notes with committees. The purpose is to have new and existing members have one reference with all info about all Club activities. * A "Suggestion Box" will be next to where you sign in. Our VP will be in charge. This is Bonnie Berk's initiative, upon my suggesting we should always be on the lookout for Club improvements and suggestions. * Club Meetings: Upon my ringing the bell to begin announcements, I plan to have all stand for a 15-20 second recital of "The Pledge of Allegiance" to our USA Flag. (This is done by the Page 3


majority of Clubs I have visited.). * We will be hosting a Youth Exchange Student from Finland this coming school year (Miss Veera Laine). Doris/Bruce Lindsey will again be first host family for her, as they were with Anvi K. Shah, our recently departed student from India. These kids are truly outstanding. They remember the experience with our Club and host families for life. Many thanks to the Lindsey's for hosting! * Sunrise Club will be bringing another student, from Argentina, via Kevin Cogan. * 50/50 Raffle: "New members" have been assigned for every month. Gary Sausser has volunteered to chair this. The objective is to have new members meet prior ones. ….."Friendship & Acquaintance"! Thanks, Gary and new members. * The Kenya Dental Mission will have an additional project: "WATER". Thanks to Charlie and Kathleen Stoup. With a Matching Grant. I look forward to working with you in the coming year as your President. I intend to have a lot of fun in the process. I hope you will, as well. Thanks in advance for your support.

Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, and the Parachute Badge. He was employed by Carlisle Syntec as a quality control Manager for ten years. He was a member and past president and secretary of Rotary Club, Carlisle. Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Patricia Ennis Leggett of Carlisle, three daughters, Patricia Lockard and her husband, William of Clarksville, TN, Nancy McGee and her husband Timothy of Mandeville, LA, and Elizabeth Yukish and her husband Michael of State College, PA, one son, William T. Leggett III and his wife, Christine of Las Vegas, NV, nine grandchildren and a brother, Stanley D. Leggett and his wife, Susan of Southern Shores, NC. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, September 4, 2008 at Fort Myer Chapel, Arlington, VA, followed by burial with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. . In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Army Emergency Relief Fund, 46 Ashburn Road, Room 126, Carlisle, PA 17013.

Yours in Rotary, Juan

Col (Ret) William Thomas “Tom” Leggett, Jr. Col (Ret) William Thomas Leggett, Jr., 79, of Carlisle, PA, died Monday, June 9, 2008 at M. S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA. Born May 23, 1929 in Tarbaro, NC, a son of the late William Thomas, Sr. and Willouise Doster Leggett. He was a retired US Army Infantry Veteran of 32 years serving in both the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. He was a graduate of the United States Military Academy, Class of 1952. His most rewarding years were the four he spent teaching at USMA and the six years at the Pentagon. Tom was a recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star with four oak leaf clusters, Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, Defense July 2008

July Birthdays Mike Cross Kevin Benton Heather Kattouf Bill Hoffman Ken Tuckey Denver Tuckey Juan Garcia-Tunon Ron Greenway

3rd 7th 13th 14th 18th 25th 26th 26th

July Song Leaders 3rd 10th 17th 24th 31st

No Meeting Bill Seely Bob Gerard Bill Spruill Charlie Stoup

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